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The first photo in a five-part series on the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.

When a dazzled John C. Fremont sailed through the strait of San Francisco in 1846, he was struck by its resemblance to the glorious harbor of Constantinople, the Golden Horn. Fremont was captain of the U.S. Army's topographical engineers and charged with naming the strait. He called it the Golden Gate.

The cosntruction of actual bridge was completed in 1937.

It is an astonishing experience to walk over this giant. Count at least one to two hours for the visit.

A less known fact - The Allure - Beauty and an easy route to death have long made the Golden Gate Bridge a magnet for suicides! One thousand, two hundred eighteen dead so far.

Technical - cropped a little.

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